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Louisville Experiences

Beyond Bourbon, bats, bluegrass and horse racing, Louisville is an action packed destination as anyone who comes here soon discovers. Louisville is one of the most uniquely authentic destinations on the planet - welcome to Bourbon City!

Below is a small selection of the tours we can organise for you when you have booked your USA holiday with us and are visiting Louisville.  

The Kentucky Derby, is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses. The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. 20 horses compete in the Kentucky Derby, which is a larger field size than most horse races; where on average 8 horses race against one another.

The 20 horses racing in the Kentucky Derby must first travel along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, which is a series of 35 races taking place at tracks across the country and the world. Points are awarded to the top 4 horses that finish in each of those 35 races, and the 20 horses with the most points earn a spot in the starting gate in the Kentucky Derby race. The Kentucky Derby winning purse is $2 million. The Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May every year, and typically draws a crowd of 155,000 people. It is the longest continually held sporting event in America, and it is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. 

Our trained tour guides will lead you on an up to 2 1/2 hour (depending on tour size) thrilling and exhilarating adventure that will take you into never before seen sections of this man-made cavern. Your tour guides will also educate you about the geology and history of this unique attraction. With over 17 miles of underground passageways beneath the City of Louisville, the size and scale of this cavern is huge.

Featuring six underground zip lines, including a fun filled dual racing zip, two awesome challenge bridges that will test your skill, balance, and mettle, this tour is guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure, mega cavern is the place to visit.

Mega Cavern Zipline Highlights

  • World's Only Fully Underground Zip Line Course
  • Six Zip Lines and Two Challenge Bridges
  • Open all year round

The Thomas Edison House is located in historic Butchertown Kentucky, a neighborhood which has been known as the center of meat production in this city for over 200 years. It was also one of the areas Thomas Alva Edison called home during the years he lived and worked in Louisville.

Whenever you turn on a light, listen to recorded music, or watch a motion picture you are enjoying one of the discoveries of Thomas Alva Edison. In fact, it's difficult to go through a single day without using one of his many important discoveries. Having received 1093 patents in his lifetime, Edison helped us communicate better through his improvements to the telegraph and telephone. He brought music into our homes with his invention of the phonograph. He lit our houses with electricity by designing and building the first indoor electric lighting system.

Today, the Thomas Edison House in Louisville offers a unique collection of artifacts, programs and special events designed to celebrate the creative genius of Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edison House Highlights

  • Hear Edison's early recordings played on vintage "hand-cranked" cylinder and diamond disc model phonographs.
  • Explore the period boarding room which depicts Edison's life in Louisville.
  • Learn about Edison's invention of the first movie projector, the Kinetoscope,

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The Center's museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the six core principles that have fueled his journey. The Muhammad Ali Centre strives to mobilize Muhammad Ali's legacy to foster respect, inspire generations of changemakers, and advance social justice.

In its 16-year history, the Center has created programs that exemplify the principles of Muhammad Ali and the mission of the Center. Over the past decade, the Center has developed impactful programming serving children and adults, reaching people of all cultures, nationalities, ages, and geographic areas.

Muhammad Ali Centre Highlights

  • Learn about Muhammad Ali and his significant impact on the world
  • Dramatic multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits, historical videos, countless images, and artefacts

Experience the other side of Locust Grove as you accompany the Croghan family’s enslaved laundress and enslaved distillery assistant throughout the house and outbuildings as they go about their daily routines. This tour will immerse you in the year 1816 as you witness the sights, smells, and sounds of a 19th century farm all while learning about lives and stories of the enslaved individuals at Locust Grove. The program will cover the realities and truths of enslaved life in 19th century Kentucky. Unfolding the Story takes place inside on two floors of the historic house and outside in and around the historic outbuildings.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is all about celebrating the extraordinary role of Louisville Slugger in baseball’s past, present and future. They are here to delight guests and create joyful, lifetime memories. Baseball connects generations, they see it every day. Since the sport is such a big part of American history and culture, even visitors who don’t consider themselves big fans find something here that resonates with them. Maybe it’s the fun stories and fascinating machinery in the factory, or the hands on exhibits, or one of the special exhibitions that broaden the interpretation of baseball.

The history of the company sets them apart. They started making baseball bats in 1884, and have been doing factory tours for so long they are not even sure when they started! The LSMF celebrates the here and now too. Today’s sluggers know they’re teaming up not only with heritage but also with cutting-edge, current day research and technology. They haven’t been making bats this long without some serious innovations that keep them at the top of the game.

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